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News: GravBlocks+ is a Wii U eShop Exclusive That Blends Match-3 With Gravity-Switching Trickery

GravBlocks+ is a Wii U eShop Exclusive That Blends Match-3 With Gravity-Switching Trickery

Due this summer

The Wii U eShop is host to a broad range of download titles, ranging from multi-platform titles from established publishers to releases from companies that may be unfamiliar to most gamers. GravBlocks+ will likely fall into the latter category, as it's the eShop début of the six-man team of From Nothing Game Studios — also known...

News: Creator Shu Takumi Testifies on Ace Attorney Writing Process

Creator Shu Takumi Testifies on Ace Attorney Writing Process

And how the popularity of a certain prosecutor shook things up

In honor of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy being announced for the 3DS eShop later this year, Official Nintendo Magazine has published its full interview with series creator Shu Takumi on its website. The interview is a meaty read for Ace Attorney fans, offering plenty of...

News: A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick Has Been Discovered

A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick Has Been Discovered

It never stops

Super Mario Bros. is a title that, even after all this time, remains as a central pillar and identifying feature of Nintendo — as a launch title for NES and the game that brought Mario to prominence as a mascot, it's still played and loved to this day. It also helps that it stands up to modern standards in some respects, even if...

Weirdness: Eiji Aonuma Does a Cucco Dance, For Realsies

Eiji Aonuma Does a Cucco Dance, For Realsies

Because why not?

What does Eiji Aonuma do when answering a fan question — with colleagues from Tecmo Koei — about the inclusion of Cuccos in Hyrule Warriors? He dances, he dances without inhibition or fear. We're not even kidding, the video below may be one of the best things we've ever seen. Stop reading and watch it right away. It's...

News: Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders Reject Anti-Takeover Plan

Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders Reject Anti-Takeover Plan

Yoshinori Ono also resigns from Capcom Vancouver

Since 2008, Japanese developer Capcom has had a takeover defence plan in place to stop the company from being bought out by other parties, and this has been renewed every two years since. It outlined several options for the company should it be faced by a potential large-scale share investor, and one...

News: New Super Mario 64 Remix Album is a Work of Musical Art

New Super Mario 64 Remix Album is a Work of Musical Art

21 tracks expertly re-imagined

It’s been argued about and discussed for years that some of the best music of the modern era has come from video games. Whether it be a quirky little chip-tune jingle or a full blown symphony, video game music has delivered some of the best pieces to gamers everywhere. But despite its varied range and outstanding...

News: Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About The Virtual Console

Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About The Virtual Console

Lack of attention at E3 2014 doesn't mean the service is being ignored

While Nintendo's E3 was a successful one, many fans were concerned by the worrying lack of Virtual Console-related news. While expectations with some gamers were probably a little too high — the prior announcement of the GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U led to...

News: Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

More improvements coming to the Wii U

It's fair to say that the last Wii U System Update was a bit special. The Quick Start menu is fantastic, offering the chance to get into your games with less waiting time. It was certainly encouraging to see Nintendo thoughtfully augment the abilities of the console and add something that is of genuine benefit...

News: Everyone Was Talking About Nintendo At E3 2014

Everyone Was Talking About Nintendo At E3 2014

Setting social media alight

It's fair to say that Nintendo had a pretty successful E3, winning over gamers with its Digital Event, Treehouse sessions and a raft of exciting announcements. As if to illustrate this fact, social media intelligence analytics provider Crimson Hexagon has released stats which show just how much chatter Nintendo generated...

News: Mutant Mudds 3DS 'Deluxe' Update Has Been Approved in Both North America and Europe

Mutant Mudds 3DS 'Deluxe' Update Has Been Approved in Both North America and Europe

"Release date to be announced soon"

Back in December we revealed in a Nintendo Life exclusive that Mutant Mudds for the 3DS would be receiving a free ‘Deluxe’ upgrade, bringing the title in-line with Mutant Mudds Deluxe for Wii U by adding the latter’s 20 Ghost levels. Originally the free Deluxe add-on was expected to reach 3DS user

Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Arguments For and Against Miis in Super Smash Bros.

Mii, Myself and I - The Arguments For and Against Miis in Super Smash Bros.

Are you talking to Mii?

Well, would you look at that, you're finally in Super Smash Bros., we're finally in Smash Bros. and — if you set your mind to it — Barack Obama is finally in Smash Bros.. In what many considered to be an inevitable announcement, Nintendo unveiled the Mii Fighter as a new combatant in the latest instalment of its...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Two

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Two

Posing Miis! Pac-Man! Third-Party All-Stars! More!

Super Smash Bros. is getting tantalisingly close, with the 3DS version confirmed for 3rd October and the Wii U iteration once again pegged for the Holiday season. Both titles were extensively shown off at E3, too, enhancing the excitement further. Despite the madness in LA, Masahiro Sakurai didn't...

News: The New Taiko Drum Master RPG Has Some Interesting Crossovers

The New Taiko Drum Master RPG Has Some Interesting Crossovers

Monster Hunter, Yo-kai Watch, The Idolmaster, and a peary strange mascot

Banking on the huge popularity of crossovers in Japan, Bandai Namco's Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu's Great Space-Time Adventure features a number of interesting tie-ins. The gameplay itself features a crossover as well, blending the tried and true rhythm genre with...

News: Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Disc With Bayonetta 2 in Japan

Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Disc With Bayonetta 2 in Japan

Let's be having you, physical media fans

An E3 announcement from Nintendo that flashed by but nevertheless raised eyebrows in the Nintendo Life office was confirmation that a Wii U version of Bayonetta will be included with copies of Bayonetta 2, a welcome bonus that'll give Nintendo gamers the opportunity to jump into the sequel with all the...

News: Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U

Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U

"The system plays host to a bunch of great, very unique games"

Following Nintendo's E3 exploits, we now have a greater idea of what content is coming to the Wii U in the remainder of 2014 and beyond. It was an event with some genuine surprises, combined with expected details, and laid out the path for the system — GamePad included — for the...

News: Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

There's this thing called the World Cup, it apparently affects sales

The latest UK chart results are in, and they bring reasonable news for Nintendo's two main entries in the top 40, reflecting a quiet spell for game sales but also early signs of hope for the company's current plucky, yet bizarre, 3DS title. To start at the top end, Mario Kart 8,...

Video: Love Is In The Air In This Week's Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

Love Is In The Air In This Week's Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

There's also an E3-related song to round off the episode

We're now up to episode four of Days of Our Tomodachi Lives, and love has finally blossomed on Nlife Island. That's right, Tim and Katy have decided that — in purely virtual terms, of course — they are made for one another. It remains to be seen if this working relationship can stand the...

News: FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS Appearance, But Is Skipping The Wii U

FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS Appearance, But Is Skipping The Wii U

Foul play

EA has revealed that it is releasing a stripped-down version of FIFA 15 for the Wii and 3DS, but won't be bringing its best-selling soccer series to the Wii U. FIFA 15 will hit next-generation machines with a host of new features, but the publisher has stated that versions for older systems won't come with the same amount of content: A...